Master of Engineering Leadership in Urban Systems (MEL)

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About the Program

Our graduates excel

With their advanced technical skills, foundational business knowledge and strengthened interpersonal and leadership skills, our graduates are moving into positions of increased responsibility and leading change within their fields.

Read about their success and the value that a Master of Engineering Leadership can bring to your own career.

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MEL's latest highlight:

Mehmud Iqbal,

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Clean Energy Engineering

“There are many ways that oil and gas operations can be improved to reduce emissions and be more energy efficient,” he says. “However, there isn’t a lot of motivation for many of these operators to do so unless strict regulations are in effect – and regulations change from country to country.”

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MEL's latest highlight:

Grace Sonmezsoy, Urban Systems

A management consultant with 20 years of experience, a degree in civil and environmental engineering, an MSc in Transport and an MBA, Grace Sonmezsoy pursued the MEL in Urban Systems to update her skills so she can better address the complex challenges facing our cities.

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Urban Systems Course Information

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